by James Buchanan
Donald Trump finally took action against the Big Tech tyrants, who dominate all the major social media platforms.
For years, it’s been pointed out that organizations like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube have pretended to be “public platforms” while deleting more and more people on the far right based on “community guidelines” which are constantly changing.
In 2018, the Big Tech tyrants rigged the Midterm Elections by taking Alex Jones off of all the major social media platforms, three months before election day, violating his First Amendment Right to Free Speech.
Donald Trump is taking a page out of recent history and shutting down Big Tech tyranny with an Executive Order to stop further censorship of patriots. This move six months before the election should protect many right-wing people including Donald Trump himself from being silenced or subjected to “fact checking” by far-left liberal activists.
A Fox News article reports “President Trump signed an executive order to reign in social media giants on Thursday.”
“The order comes after Twitter added a fact check label to one of the president’s tweets about mail-in ballots. What’s in the order?”
“Reigning in of Section 230 protections”
“The order does not remove Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA), but it would cut federal funding for tech companies that engage in censorship and political conduct, as well as remove statutory liability protections.”
“Section 230 says: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” In other words, online platforms that host or republish speech are protected from a wide range of laws that could otherwise be used to hold them legally responsible for what others say and do. (Copyright law, which has a strong constitutional foundation, ordinarily does require sites like Twitter to remove offending content, or face liability.)”
“‘My executive order calls for new regulations under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to make it so that social media companies that engage in censoring any political conduct will not be able to keep their liability shield,’ the president said.”